Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She´s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It´s only a minute until the train moves on, but it´s enough. Now everything´s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she´s only watched from afar. Now they´ll see - she´s much more than just the girl on the train.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001945/bk_rhuk_001945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wilbur Claude Lucienne takes the train to a ´´real´´ job interview after blowing a Cirque du Soleil audition. Esteban ´´Steve´´ Ortiz, a retired stunt double, travels by train to get away from his needy employees, hoping to get work done before he hires a desperately needed assistant. Their chemistry sizzles. Their backgrounds mesh. What happens on the train, stays on the train... but their unexpected meeting leaves them torn and yearning - and a heart-warming happy ending won´t blossom without a sacrifice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Formichella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103804/bk_acx0_103804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charlie and the Trains is a cute little book about a little train engine who makes friends with all types of other engines, train cars, planes and more. They all work together to get their jobs done. Each character has a special job based on their skills. Just like us, they are unique and special in their own way. Some may be bigger or faster, but each one has something special to contribute. Charlie and the Trains is a great tool to teach children how our differences are not bad things, but a way of making us all special. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Lehman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036106/bk_acx0_036106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This award winning story is the predecessor to the Junior Geography Detective Squad (JGDS), a 50-state, mystery trivia series. We meet the characters - Matt Patterson, his sister Mary Beth, Jolene Ariette, and Guy Lombard (Matt´s best friend). We follow the teams as they are on a party train looking for clues leading to a mystery destination. Where will the Train of Clues take you? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Francene Lockett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010199/bk_acx0_010199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the words of Alexander McCall Smith: ´´You feel the rocking of the train, you hear the sound of its wheels on the rails; you are in the world rather than suspended somewhere above it. And sometimes there are conversations to be had, which is what the overarching story in this collection is all about. It is a simple device: people brought together entertain one another with tales of what happened to them on trains. It takes place on a journey I frequently make myself and know well, the journey between Edinburgh and London. It is best read on a train, preferably that one.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Purdie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000592/bk_twuk_000592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mano Majra is a place, Khushwant Singh tells us at the beginning of this classic novel, where Sikhs and Muslims have lived together in peace for hundreds of years. Then one day, at the end of the summer, the ´´ghost train´´ arrives, a silent, incredible funeral train loaded with the bodies of thousands of refuges, bringing the village its first taste of the horrors of the civil war. Train to Pakistan is the story of this isolated village that is plunged into the abyss of religious hate. It is also the story of a Sikh boy and a Muslim girl whose love endures and transcends the ravages of war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thottam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006566/bk_rand_006566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is travelling on The Train a means to an end...a way to complete one´s journey...or is The Train the destination itself, rolling endlessly through realms both magical and mechanical? And what of Javan, the lad from Pingaspor whose third-class ticket entitles him to a spot on a hard bench? He has given up everything he had for that cherished spot. But where, exactly, is he headed? Javan´s story is followed by the tale of nanny Eli, hired by Baroness Vasri to take care of her son and daughter as they travel on The Train in first class. But the Baroness´ agenda may run contrary to that of those running The Train...and what will become of the children? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie McKay, Alex Hyde-White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026379/bk_adbl_026379_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Paris, January 1943, 230 French women resisters were rounded up and sent on a train to Auschwitz - the only train, in the four years of the German occupation, to take women of the resistance to a death camp. The youngest was a schoolgirl of 15, the eldest a farmer’s wife of 68; there were among them teachers, biochemists, sales girls, secretaries, housewives and university lecturers. The women turned to one another, finding solace and strength in friendship and shared experience. Forty-nine of them came home. Drawing on interviews with survivors and their families, on archival research and original sources, A Train in Winter covers a harrowing part of our history but is, ultimately, a portrait of ordinary people, of bravery and endurance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patience Tomlinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001566/bk_isis_001566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.